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Reviews: gideonellis7212

Location England, Gender Male, Age 48

  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Birmingham Central Backpackers, Birmingham, England
8.0
29th Aug 2015

Very pleasant hostel very close to the coach station. Decent common area for relaxing with helpful staff.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Wake UP! Cairo Hostel, Cairo, Egypt
9.4
9th Feb 2014

Came here after a bad experience in another hostel and I should have come here first. Clean rooms, hot shower, decent breakfast for a hostel and the fastest WiFi I experienced in Egypt. Lift didn't work when I visited but if a 45 year old asthmatic can manage I'm sure most others can as well.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Bob Marley Hostel, Hurghada, Egypt
8.6
31st Jan 2014

I was transferred to another hostel, New Waves hostel five minutes away. I was the only guest at the time but it was clean and safe though very basic. Good value for money, the WiFi worked though it was slow.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.1
17th Aug 2013

Overall a nice hostel ten minutes or so outside of the city centre. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable and communal areas were spacious. Sleeping areas are in compact and efficient pods made up of four beds.

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    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Cairo Stars Hostel, Cairo, Egypt
8.0
25th Jan 2013

Went to Cairo Stars because of the 100% rating and it wasn't bad. First night had the dormitory to myself and that was very nice but with four beds it would be quite crammed if full. Was told that my breakfast (and had been very good the day before)would be ten minutes but after 35 minutes I had to run for my bus.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
The Cozyness Hostel, Bucharest, Romania
10.0
21st Nov 2012

I've been to Bucharest a fe times and always stayed in a hostel and in fairness none of them have been bad. The Cozyness Hostel takes hostels in Bucharest and perhaps beyond to a different level. The amount of space per guest is better than most hostels in the countryside let alone the city so even when full it did not feel overly crowded. Add to that the Cozyness is a stroll away from the the majority of places that visitors would wish to go to makes it ideal for a short or longer stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
9.1
7th Oct 2012

Basic but clean and easy going dorm room. I reckon it's the best value in Negombo

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hornbill Holiday Home, Colombo, Sri Lanka
10.0
21st Sep 2012

Fantastic. Stayed at the Hornbill earlier in the year and had found it to be very good value. Some of the later reviews may have put me off had I not stayed earlier but everything was excellent, no messing with the amount to be paid, A/C and WIFI worked just fine, it's two minutes from the train station, local shops and beach and unless you want to pay big money I wouldn't recommend Colombo central since it can be pretty grimy. I also stayed in another local hotel and it was a lot more pricey

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
8.6
6th Apr 2012

Shared the dorm room with one other chap and by good fortune he was a pretty easy going dude, can't say how tough it would have been had he been an awkward bugger. WIFI worked fine and there's a large area to chill out but no lounge and telly. Very convenient for the beach and tourist bars, restaurants and other facilities.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Mazz Homestay, Negombo, Sri Lanka
7.7
30th Mar 2012

A decent hostel that was clean and has a very pleasant lounge that is more than big enough for everyone who is staying there. It's also very convenient for the bus station and is the closest budget hostel to the airport. There is internet access but not WIFI and the gate is locked at 10:00 PM so if you want to go out you will have to call or like me climb over the fence.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Brinkhouse Guest House, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
10.0
25th Mar 2012

A fantastic place to stay for a short break run by a lovely family who couldn't do enough to make me feel welcome. Breakfast included fresh juice and a substantial amount to eat and drink so was a perfect start to the day before i made my way to Galle for the cricket.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hornbill Holiday Home, Colombo, Sri Lanka
8.9
24th Mar 2012

Took the single room for one night before heading off to Galle. Was a pleasant enough stay with a/c and a fan right over my bed helped to ensure that I could sleep the first night in Sri Lanka. Was a bargain for the £10 I paid and even though it has gone up to £11 it is still well worth it because it is clean and tidy and if you're looking for the seaside the beach is literally two minutes away.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hola Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
9.4
27th Jan 2012

More bedspace per dorm bed than any other hostel I have seen in Cairo while the mixed drom has fantastic views of downtown Cairo and all for less than a glass of wine back home.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Dahab Dorms, Dahab, Egypt
10.0
20th Jan 2012

Still the best value in Dahab by a long shot, great breakfast and fantastic facilities. There are nice rooms around the back in a villa that are well worth considering especially if there are two of you or you can find someone to share. Bar is the centre of life in Dahab so can be quite lively at times.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Friends Hostel Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
9.7
26th Nov 2011

A great hostel with honest and reliable staff who are always helpful .Breakfast is modest but I was able to have poached eggs and ham each morning because there are a couple of corner shops within a minutes walk and a large Carrefour less than a mile away. The hostel is within a ten walk to the national theatre and Salle de Radio, one of the most impressive concert halls I have ever seen though a taxi is needed for longer jouneys especially if you want to go out dancing.walk

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Hola Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
10.0
10th Oct 2011

Decent mattresses, a lift that always worked and more space than any other dormitory in Cairo make this hostel worth returning to. The location is also pretty good and the dormitory has a balcony overlooking one of main shopping areas in downtown Cairo. On booking I was emailed offering a free lift from the airport so in all a pretty decent experience.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Dahab Dorms, Dahab, Egypt
9.3
6th Oct 2011

Still easily the best deal in Dahab with a fantastic breakfast included in the price. Even if you are staying in the dorms. Keep your valuables secure if staying in the doors especially now the door locks are no longer used.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Nomad, Cardiff, Wales
8.0
28th May 2011

Hostel is fine but the dorm room was quite crammed, six bunk beds in a room the size of a largish lounge though it was the weekend and the hostel was full. Beds really squeaked and mattresses weren't the most comfortable. To make up for it the lounge was very pleasant and there's plenty of communal space. While crammed the bedrooms were very quiet so you can be pretty sure you will sleep well.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Friends Hostel Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
9.7
19th Mar 2011

I had a really nice stay in Bucharest. Staff were very helpful and the hostel was clean and tidy. Bucharest is improving with each visit I make and the opera remains remarkably cheap but be careful with the alcohol; it's so easy to go over the top when it is so cheap and available.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England, Male, 41+
  • Globetrotter
Wake UP! Cairo Hostel, Cairo, Egypt
8.7
27th Jan 2011

Was clean and Heidi was very helpful. Cheaper if you book online.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
The Midland Hostel, Bucharest, Romania
8.3
21st Mar 2010

A great hostel in a good part of Bucharest but does need one more loo (toilet in English) to make it that bit better.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Kismet Dao Hostel, Brasov, Romania
9.7
19th Mar 2010

Went to Brasov to learn to ski for the price of going to a football game back home. Stayed at the Kismet Dao and got five nights for the price of four so had bargains all round. At lovely hostel with fantastic staff who were always willing to help with any query I had.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Kismet Dao Hostel, Brasov, Romania
9.0
24th Feb 2009

A really nice hostel with really helpful staff and pleasant rooms. The free drink and laundry are really nice touchs.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
The Midland Youth Hostel 1, Bucharest, Romania
10.0
21st Feb 2009

A great place to stay, fantastic location if you want to go out and party. No terrace or garden but in the winter you want to be close to things.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria
9.3
3rd Nov 2008

Fantastic. You will not stay in a better run hostel.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Ms Hostel, Targu Mures, Romania
9.0
13th Aug 2008

A really nice hostel with a very helpful member of staff. Only problem I had was finding it. Read the directions carefully and it's very easy.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Nathan's Villa Sighisoara, Sighisoara, Romania
9.0
12th Aug 2008

Apart from three chaps snoring so loud they shook the dorm this was a great hostel with a lovely garden. A great place to chill out for a few days.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Rolling Stone Hostel, Brasov, Romania
7.0
9th Aug 2008

A bit disappointing. Hostel couldn't make up their mind whether they could accomodate me for another night. Were understaffed and appeared to have been ordered to spend their time selling their trips.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Central Hostel Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
8.7
8th Aug 2008

Staff were especially when I got bitten by one of the local strays. Dog that is not the staff.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Keleti Hostel, Budapest, Hungary
9.0
4th Aug 2008

A great hostel if you want to chill after partying hard in town. Staff were knowlegable and helpful

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
PLUS Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
8.3
12th Apr 2008

Great if you want to come to Prague to party and meet people, not quite so good for families. Bring your own sleeping bag.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • gideonellis7212
  • England,
  • Globetrotter
Orange Hostel Krakow, Krakow, Poland
7.7
8th Apr 2008

Would have been fantastic had I been ten years younger.

    • 0.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 0.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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